ArtCenter Fall Classes for Teens and Kids Expose Youngsters to ‘Journey of Self-Discovery’

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. The ArtCenter College of Design has just concluded summer classes for teens and kids and now will open fall classes on October 1 for teens in grades 9 to 12, and October 23 for kids in grades 4 to 8.Registration for classes for teens is from August 29 to September 30, and for kids, registration opens on September 26.Paula Goodman, Director for K-12 Programs at ArtCenter, said teens who dream of becoming an artist or designer can begin their “journey of self-discovery” at the ArtCenter for Teens, previously called Saturday High.“We won’t just teach you how to be creative. We’ll help you strengthen your creativity, build your confidence and discover your unique voice,” Goodman says. “We’ll provide you with rich and meaningful experiences to apply art and design to master technical and conceptual skills, foster personal growth, and reach beyond the obvious. You’ll learn the ins and outs of the creative process— how to identify needs, frame problems, make choices, generate alternatives, work collaboratively and communicate your ideas with impact—all in a fun and creative learning environment.”Goodman is also in charge of ArtCenter for Kids, which offers courses at the College’s Hillside and South campuses in Pasadena, campuses also used for teen classes.“At ArtCenter, we believe an art and design education can improve children’s lives in many ways, from learning how to problem solve and experiment to promoting collaboration and inspiring career goals,” says Goodman. “We motivate students to express themselves in new ways and discover their sources of inspiration.”Most of the teen fall classes will be conducted on Saturdays, three hours each from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, at the South Campus and Hillside. The courses listed for fall include graphic design, photography, figure drawing and environmental design.A complete listing of the courses for teens is accessible online through and includes information about tuition fees and course lengths as well as course materials that may be required. Most of the courses charge $300 for tuition. Scholarships are available.For ArtCenter for Kids courses, children in grades 4 to 8 can take abstract drawing, cartooning techniques, introduction to short film-making, painting and photography, among a host of other offerings.The ArtCenter website does not contain updated schedules for the fall kids courses but will update soon. Course descriptions for the summer season, which just concluded, can be accessed on .ArtCenter for Kids Sunday classes meet for seven-week sessions, held Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at ArtCenter’s two Pasadena campuses. Classes are small and allow students to have personalized, one-on-one attention. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News center_img Community News Community News Education ArtCenter Fall Classes for Teens and Kids Expose Youngsters to ‘Journey of Self-Discovery’ From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 | 11:57 am Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Brooklyn Festival To Recreate The Magic Of Jazz Fest With Unique Collabs & Stacked Artist Lineup

first_imgPurple Party: A Tribute To PrinceAfter an instant-classic, sold-out late-night performance in New Orleans during this year’s Jazz Fest, the Purple Party will come together once again to pay their respects to the one and only Prince at Brooklyn Comes Alive. The band is an embarrassment of riches, with an all-star cast of incredible funk players across the board. The sensational former Prince bassist MonoNeon will join forces with Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note), Steve Swatkins (Allen Stone), Ryan Jalbert and Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Shira Elias and Sammi Garett (Turkuaz), Chris Bullock and Mike “Maz” Maher (Snarky Puppy), Will Trask (Great American Taxi), and Megan Letts (Mama Magnolia). Casey Russell (the Magic Beans) will play keys and act as musical director.As with previous all-star tribute shows at Brooklyn Comes Alive, you never know who might show up as a special guest…Cory Henry / Nikki Glaspie / Scott Metzger / MonoNeon / SkerikBCA veterans Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power), Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, WOLF!), MonoNeon (Prince, Ghost Note) and Skerik will join the ultra-talented keyboardist Cory Henry (formerly of Snarky Puppy, Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles) for his debut performance at the festival, making for an unforgettable quintet.George Porter Jr. / Brandon “Taz” Niederauer / Adam Smirnoff / Jeff Sipe / Peter Levin / Elise Testone: In Honor Of Col. Bruce Hampton, Butch Trucks, Gregg Allman, & Those We’ve Lost This special performance will see an all-star cast of musicians come together to pay their respects to guitar prodigy Brandon “Taz” Niederuar‘s three mentors-Col. Bruce Hampton, Butch Trucks, and Gregg Allman-all of whom passed away last year. Joining Taz will be GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, the iconic bassist George Porter Jr. (The Meters), guitarist Adam Smirnoff (Lettuce), Jeff Sipe, the founding drummer in Aquarium Rescue Unit with Col. Bruce Hampton, keys/organ player Peter Levin (Gregg Allman Band) and vocalist Elise Testone (American Idol, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band).Marc Brownstein / Borahm Lee / Alvin Ford Jr. / Khris RoyalMarc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits) will join forces with Borahm Lee (Break Science, Pretty Lights Live), Alvin Ford Jr. (Dumpstaphunk, Pretty Lights Live) and Khris Royal (Rebelution) for a unique mixture of electronic music and New Orleans funk. Brownstein & Lee are BCA veterans, having played the event several times, including as part of [B]reaking [B]iscuits, one of BCA’s most celebrated ensembles to date.A Tribute To Steely Dan With Members Of The Motet, Turkuaz, The Nth Power, Snarky Puppy, & MoreA Tribute To Steely Dan will round out BCA’s tribute series, with Joey Porter (The Motet) serving as musical director. Porter will be joined by: Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power), Nate Edgar (The Nth Power), Michelangelo Carubba (Turkuaz), Tim Palmieri (Kung Fu), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note), Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Mike “Maz” Maher (Snarky Puppy), Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Hayley Jane (Hayley Jane & The Primates) and Sammi Garett (Turkuaz) for a respectful tribute to the innovative musicians and songwriters Donald Fagen and Walter Becker.Johnny Vidacovich / Robert Walter / Eric “Benny” BloomA special one-off Jazz trio performance by New Orleans jazz drumming legend, Johnny Vidacovich, accomplished keyboardist Robert Walter (Greyboy-Allstars, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, Mike Gordon), and the ultra-talented trumpeter Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce).Adam Deitch QuartetCelebrated Lettuce drummer Adam Deitch will give a rare performance with his quartet – Adam Deitch Quartet – this year, joined by Wil Blades and Lettuce bandmates Ryan Zoidis and Eric “Benny” Bloom.2017 saw the ensemble’s first record, Egyptian Secrets, and there have only been a select few performances since the release.Karina Rykman Experiment featuring special guests Robert Walter & Dave HarringtonShe is best known for her touring chops in Marco Benevento’s band, but bassist Karina Rykman recently debuted her own band and she’s bringing a special rendition to BCA 2018. Karina Rykman Experiment will see Rykman and her band – featuring Adam November and Chris Corsico – joined by renowned keys and organ player Robert Walter and improvisational wizard, guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Dave HarringtonSwitch HittersEarlier this year, a brand new band comprised of Wil Blades, Nigel Hall (Lettuce), Robert “Sput” Searight (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note) and Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note) made its debut at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco, followed by a much-talked-about late night at Jazz Fest. Now the Switch Hitters will make their East Coast debut at Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018.Baby Jesus Peasant PartyThe beloved Jazz Fest late night brainchild of Lettuce bassist Eric “Jesus” Coomes will make its Brooklyn debut this year. Baby Jesus Peasant Party sees Jesus play alongside his drumming and producing brother Tyler Coomes, Borham Lee (Break Science, Pretty Lights Live), Ryan Zodis (Lettuce) and Khris Royal (Rebelution).Carubba Compa WindermanA blast from the past comes courtesy of Carubba Compa Winderman, the original trio lineup of Dopapod. Back in their days at Berklee College of Music, keyboardist Eli Winderman founded Dopapod with his fellow classmates, drummer Michelangelo Carubba, and guitarist Rob Compa. Carubba is now known for his chops in the live powerhouse ensemble Turkuaz, but after reuniting with Compa & Winderman earlier this year for a set in Philadelphia, BCA 2018 provides another special opportunity for the original trio to reunite.Shira Elias’ Soul TracksShira Elias (Turkuaz) will lead her own time machine set, Shira Elias’ Soul Tracks, which will see the singer perform soul music from across eras encompassing everything from Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye, to Erykah Badu and Hiatus Kaiyote. She will be joined by Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power), Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power), Nate Edgar (The Nth Power), James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band), Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Steve Swatkins (Allen Stone Band) and Joél Gonzalez.KatharsisIn 2017, members of The Motet, Electric Beethoven, Dopapod, and Digital Tape Machine debuted a new side project, Katharsis, and they’re bringing their brand of psychedelic funk to BCA 2018. Katharsis is Dave Watts (The Motet), Todd Stoops (RAQ, Electric Beethoven), Chuck Jones (Dopapod) and Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine).Wokes With Jokes: Stand-Up Comedy About The Jamband SceneFor the first time ever, BCA will also present a comedy set alongside their usual musical programming. Wokes With Jokes: Stand-Up Comedy About The Jamband Scene emerged in 2017 during Phish’s New Years run, followed by successful shows based around multi-night runs with Umphrey’s McGee & The Disco Biscuits. The comedy troupe – comprised of Brett Siddell, Walker Berry, Ariella Wallen, Pamela Mahler and MC Richie Alfson – will be making their BCA debut this year.Jam Cruise Presents… A Very Special Late Night In The JAM ROOMA staple of the beloved festival-at-sea, Jam Cruise will bring their beloved Jam Room to land for the first time ever at Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018. The Jam Room gives artists the chance to collaborate in an open and relaxed atmosphere. There will be two Jam Room sessions at BCA this year—one led by the fan-favorite bassist of The Meters, George Porter Jr., and the other co-hosted by Karina Rykman and Craig Brodhead.GA and VIP tickets are on sale NOW on Eventbrite. For more information, visit the Brooklyn Comes Alive website.All art by Jimmy Rector – Accepted Perspective The fourth-annual Brooklyn Comes Alive will return to Brooklyn’s beloved Williamsburg neighborhood on September 29th for an all-day music marathon at Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg and Rough Trade. Earlier in the summer, the one-of-a-kind, multi-venue event’s artist and band lineup was revealed exclusively on SiriusXM by radio personality and industry insider Stef Scamardo, who also announced SiriusXM Jam On curator Ari Fink as the event’s official host.Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes and collaborate in never-before-seen formations for one jam-packed day in Williamsburg. Each attendee receives a wristband that grants access to every venue and makes hopping from set to set a breeze, recreating and paying homage to the club-hopping atmosphere of Jazz Fest by night.For 2018, Brooklyn Comes Alive has put forward an impressive lineup that features an impressive mix of musicians from bands such as Lettuce, The Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Snarky Puppy, Pretty Lights Live Band, Turkuaz, The Meters, The Motet, Dopapod, The Nth Power and more.Tickets are on sale now on Eventbrite. Visit BrooklynComesAlive.com for more information. See below for the stacked lineup and a full breakdown of all of the unique collaborative sets that are in store for this year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive.last_img read more

Serena ‘very likely’ to make comeback at Australian Open: organisers

first_imgAustralian Court has 24 major titles, making her the most successful player in Grand Slam history.Tiley described the Australian Open, which will be held from January 15-28, as a “family-friendly event”.“We’ve had this before. Roger Federer travels with his four kids and we are a family-friendly event,” he said, referring to Williams and her baby.The winner of the 2018 tournament will walk away with Aus$4.0 million (US$3.0 million), up from Aus$3.7 million last year. The total tournament purse has risen 10 percent to Aus$55 million.Share on: WhatsApp Melbourne, Australia | AFP | Serena Williams will be ready to make her tennis comeback at the Australian Open with her return to Melbourne for the season’s opening Grand Slam “very likely”, organisers said Wednesday.Williams, 36, won this year’s Australian Open while pregnant and gave birth to a baby girl in September. She has not played a competition since, raising questions over whether the 23-time Grand Slam winner would attempt to defend her title next month.But tournament director Craig Tiley is optimistic she will return for a crack at her seventh Melbourne Park crown after marrying Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian last month.“She’s got her visa, she’s entered, she’s practising and she’s probably just got to find a bit more space for a bigger entourage,” Melbourne’s Herald Sun quoted him as saying.“There’s no question that she’ll be ready in our view and she wants to break a record that is Margaret Court’s. It would be a pretty significant accomplishment for her to be able to do that.”last_img read more

Lake Lois Habitat Reserve Restoration Volunteer Opportunity

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0LAKE LOIS HABITAT RESERVE RESTORATION VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYLACEY, WA, April 4, 2013:Lacey-area residents are invited to join volunteers and staff from the City of Lacey Parks and Recreation Department at the Lake Lois Habitat Reserve to plant native shrubs and remove invasive plants on Saturday, April 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Lake Lois Habitat Reserve is located north of Pacific Avenue SE, and west of Lake Lois Road SE.Parking is available at Woodland Creek Community Park, 6729 Pacific Avenue SE. Use the crosswalk to walk across Pacific Avenue SE at the Lake Lois Road SE intersection.Individuals, families, and groups are welcome to join. Volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Groups are encouraged to pre-register to be sure there are tools for everyone.All volunteers should bring a water bottle and wear weather-appropriate outdoor clothing, work gloves, sturdy shoes or boots, and rain gear, if necessary. It is also encouraged that volunteers bring a shovel, if owned.Please visit the City of Lacey website, www.ci.lacey.wa.us/parks-volunteer to access the Registration/Waiver Form for groups and individuals. For additional information, please call the Lacey Parks and Recreation Department at (360) 491-0857.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Jackson’s Hole Mixed Slopitch Champs

first_imgAll season Jackson’s Hole remained quietly close to the top of the Nelson Mixed Slopitch League. However, when playoff time came around the eventual champs put the gear in overdrive to capture its 15th Nelson Mixed Slopitch League title in the past 19 years Sunday at the Lakeside Ball Diamonds.Jackson’s built up a 13-0 lead en route to a 13-3 victory over Louie’s in the A-division final.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports needed all but a few seconds to select this week’s Team of the Week winner. Jackson’s Hole team includes, back row, L-R, Justin Willans, Kent Smith, Mick Roch, Jackson Slomba and Jarred Slomba.Middle, Al Faraguna, Melanie Faraguna, Michelle Lelievre, Rachael Stewart, Luree Gould, Rob Chernenko, and coach Joe Caprilione and Tanis Bouchier- Willans. Front, Abby Bouchier- Willans, Hayley Slomba, Andrew Falcone, Cole Laughton and Mike Laughton. Missing, Lorne Wuori, Vanessa Sapatch, Jayden Roch and Adam Wheeldon.last_img read more

Goalies too much for shooters as Rebels and Leafs exchange shutout wins

first_imgThe other contest ended in a rare tie.“These are two fairly even teams,” Maida confessed. “We have a great rivalry against Castlegar and our boys really look forward to playing every time we play them.”Friday, two goals in less than two minutes was the difference as Nelson edged Castlegar 3-0.The goals, by Matthew Naka and Colton McCarthy, came early in the third period.Jacob Boyczuk scored an insurance marker into the empty net.Nelson started both contests with only five defenceman due to injury bug that has hampered the blueline — one of the rearguards being converted forward Linden Horswill.And for the second game Nelson finished the game with only four D-men.“I’m looking forward to getting healthy on the blueline and see where we’re at,” Maida said. “So far I’ve been very pleased with our how the defence and goaltending is playing.”The Leafs have a full week of practice before resuming play Friday with a home doubleheader.North Okanagan Kings open the two-game set before Grand Forks Border Bruins pay a visit to the NDCC Arena Saturday.Both puck drops are at 7 p.m.Sunday Nelson makes its first visit to Spokane to face the Braves in an afternoon tilt.Castlegar has a short week before traveling to Grand Forks Thursday.ICE CHIP: Nelson defencemen Cam Weir and Cole Arcuri watched both games and are listed as day-to-day . . .. Rookie forward Damin Devlin also is on the sidelines after serving two of his three game suspension for removing his helmet during a fight against Chase Heat, October 7. . . .KIJHL teams have been experiencing problems with league website. The site was down Saturday which made it impossible for Castlegar executive to post the game stats to the website. KIJHL webmaster Harold Hazelaar said the problem is due to an issue with the website host which the league has no control over. The Castlegar Rebels rebounded from a heart-breaking road loss in a big way, stopping the Leafs cold Saturday night at the Complex.Brenden Heinrich scored midway through the second period and goalie Jordan Gluck continued his home dominance over the West Kootenay rivals sparking the Rebels to a 1-0 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory in Castlegar.It was the second time in as many games Gluck has shutout the Leafs — both by 1-0 scores.The win moves the Rebels back into top spot in the Murdoch Division standings, one point ahead of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks and two in front of the Leafs.Castlegar has played two more games than Beaver Valley.Kamloops Storm edged the Hawks 2-1 Saturday in Fruitvale.“I thought we out played them and out chanced them, (Rebel goalie Jordan) Gluck just made some big saves and key times,” said Leaf coach Frank Maida.“We just didn’t seem to have our puck luck tonight,” Maida added.“Thirty-seconds after they scored we hit the post then had a late power play but Gluck made some key saves for them.”The game was the second one-goal contest in the season series between the two Murdoch rivals and third time the match-up ended with a shutout.last_img read more

Local mall invaded by two thieves

first_imgOfficers with the Fort St. John RCMP are looking for the public’s assistance in locating whoever broke into a local business Monday morning.- Advertisement -An investigation has found that the two thieves got into the Totem Mall by breaking a window on the east side of the building. The culprits then broke another window at an undisclosed clothing store inside the mall.Police say the suspects took an undetermined amount of money ‘or’ clothing.The Police Dog Services unit was called to the scene, and discovered that the suspects fled the scene through a rear exit door. Witnesses also report seeing a blue car speeding through the parking lot around the time of the burglary, though it has not been located by police.Officers are now turning to the public for help in locating the thieves. Anyone with information on this crime is urged to contact the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8140, or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.Advertisement By Energeticcity.ca stafflast_img read more

Big Texas Win on “Critical Thinking”

first_imgStudents in Texas schools will now have more opportunities to hear the flaws in Darwinism as well as evidences for it.  After months of acrimonious debate, the Texas State Board of Education adopted science standards that require students learn to “analyze, evaluate and critique scientific explanations” including theories of evolution and the origin of life.    The new language replaced the long-standing wording of teaching the “strengths and weaknesses” of evolution.  Though Darwin critics were advocating to retain the old language (the website of Texans for Better Science Education is StrengthsAndWeaknesses.org), they feel the new language is even stronger.  The general critical thinking language states:…in all fields of science, analyze, evaluate and critique scientific explanations by using empirical evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental and observational testing including examining all sides of scientific evidence of those scientific explanations so as to encourage critical thinking by the student.As applied to evolutionary theory, this means students will have opportunity to “analyze, evaluate and critique” hypotheses of natural selection, mutations and common ancestry.  They will also be able to evaluate evolutionary explanations for the “sudden appearance, stasis, and sequential nature of groups in the fossil record,” the “complexity of the cell,” and the “formation of simple organic molecules and their organization into long complex molecules having information such as the DNA molecule for self-replicating life.”  They can also “discuss scientific hypotheses for the origin of life by abiotic chemical processes in an aqueous environment through complex geochemical cycles given the complexity of living organisms.”    As reasonable and straightforward as this language may sound to outside observers, the evolutionists are treating the vote as a defeat for them and a victory for supporters of intelligent design.  The NCSE was just crowing over defeat of the “strengths and weaknesses” language by a tie vote (and therefore defeat) on March 26, but was angry at the final vote today, March 27.  On the other side, Evolution News and Views blog of the Discovery Institute, which has been giving the blow-by-blow account of the proceedings, calls the vote a big win, “a huge victory for those who favor teaching the scientific evidence for and against evolution.”  Undoubtedly, cheers and boos will soon be heard in the press.  Evolution News is keeping a running blog on whether the reporting in the media is accurate or not.    What happens in Texas matters to the whole country.  Texas is the biggest textbook buyer in the United States.  Authors of biology textbooks will not wish to write one version for the Lone Star State and another for other states.  The textbooks written to incorporate the new standards, therefore, will likely become normative for the rest of the country.    The NCSE and other pro-Darwin groups had tried to persuade the SBOE that their opponents had religious motivations.  John West of the Discovery Institute was quick to point out that the vote is a victory for fairness and balance, not the teaching of creationism or religion.  “Contrary to the claims of the evolution lobby, absolutely nothing the Board did promotes ‘creationism’ or religion in the classroom.  Groups that assert otherwise are lying, plain and simple.  Under the new standards, students will be expected to analyze and evaluate the scientific evidence for evolution, not religion.  Period.”  The chairman of the Texas State Board of Education, Don McLeroy, has written a commentary in The Statesman explaining why the new definitions will help teachers and students weigh testable evidence instead of ideology.It is a sad measure of our cultural demise when getting a vote in favor of fairness and critical thinking requires a herculean effort against a dogmatic establishment.  Much as we celebrate with those who won, consider what a small advance this is.  The Darwinist totalitarian regime has imposed such thought control on the scientific and educational institutions they can hardly think straight.  This should have been common sense.  In what other branch of inquiry is it normal for students to have predigested conclusions poured down a funnel into their skulls?  Of all subjects, science should be the most open to critical thinking.  Not so with Darwinism.    Less than a century ago the Darwinists were clamoring for fairness themselves.  They wanted to defend the right of a teacher to teach their views in the classroom.  Now that the shoe is on the other foot, they have redefined one-sided dogmatism to whole new levels of shame (see 12/16/2008).    They’re like crooks who rob a radio station by begging at the door that they just want a minute to give their commercial on the air, because they want fairness and it isn’t right for the owners of the station to give just one point of view.  After enough pressure, the exasperated manager lets the Darwinists in.  They grab the manager, owner, broadcasters and toss them outside and lock the door.  Then they take over the microphones and announce that the station is under new management.  While the rightful owners are banging at the locked doors and windows, the usurpers commandeer the airwaves, teaching fairy tales about how dirt came to life and bacteria became human.  The owners spend years in court trying to get the usurpers to open the door.  The courts (in cahoots with the crooks) rule against the owners over and over, often by one-vote margins.  Finally, by a close vote, after months of wrangling, a board still doesn’t let them in, but grants them one small concession: allowing them to insist that the stories the Darwinist usurpers tell on the air can be analyzed and critiqued by the public.    That is where this vote brings us.  It does not restore the rightful owners (i.e., the taxpayers) to their place.  It does not allow two sides to be heard.  It only means that the listeners will no longer be forced to endure propaganda taught as fact; they will have the right to think about it critically in light of empirical evidence.  In today’s mad, mad world, one can be grateful for any glimmer of sanity, no matter how slight.    This “huge victory” is just a cloud the size of a man’s hand on the horizon (I Kings 16).  Whether it ends the drought of reason will require much more work and providence.  Lovers of fairness should take heart at the hard work and persistence of Texans for Better Science Education and the many who testified, wrote the Board and assisted in the effort in numerous small ways.    New Scientist is all paranoid that this vote “leaves loopholes for teaching creationism.”  No it doesn’t.  It takes away the dogmatism of the Darwin Party and calls their presumptive authority to account.  They can no longer merely tell students their story is plausible.  They will have to provide evidence.  This is a good thing that everyone should welcome – parents, teachers, scientists.  The taxes in Texas should promote facts and a nexus of fair-minded people, not an axis of hacks devoted to dogmatism.  Let’s work to make last year’s movie Expelled represent the rock bottom of Darwinist intolerance, about which, from the vantage point of a new era of critical thinking, society will look back at with disgust and promise, “never again.”The stars for right, are big and bright,deep in the heart of Texas,The science sky is wide and high,deep in the heart of Texas.The sage advice is so precise,deep in the heart of Texas,Reminds me of, the vote I love,deep in the heart of Texas.Fanatics wail, along the trail,deep in the heart of Texas,Reporters beat around the bush,deep in the heart of Texas.The righteous cry, “Ki-yip-pee-yi,”deep in the heart of Texas,The bigots brawl, and crawl and bawl,deep in the heart of Texas.(Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read 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‘Beast mode’ Maraño named league ambassador

first_img“That’s my personality. I’m very vocal especially when I think I’m on the side of the truth,” Maraño told the Inquirer. The 24-year-old is playing for F2 Logistics in the coming PSL Grand Prix. “I speak out no matter what.”With almost 200,000 Twitter followers and a “Beast Mode, Don’t Care” attitude, Maraño said she hopes to inspire fellow players as well as volleyball fans to “give it their best and show the detractors how strong they are.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutA member of many national teams, Maraño has proven herself not only on the court where she stood her ground against taller, foreign players, but also against social media trolls who attacked the Philippine squad and the PSL.“Maybe it’s because I once defended the PSL against trolls, there was a time when I made a stand against so-called fans who were out of line,” said Maraño . QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort College leagues form sports ‘super group’ Aby Marano of F2 Logistics formally accepted the role as PSL Ambassador from Mika Reyes of PetronFor its latest ambassador, Philippine Superliga wanted somebody who represents “girl power, sisterhood and strength.”The league found all that—and more—in feisty middle blocker Aby Maraño.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:03Russian envoy invites PH firms to explore for oil, gas in Russia01:37Russian envoy: Putin accepts Duterte’s invitation to visit PH01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH She herself was surprised of the PSL’s choice of image model which used to lean on the likes of former ambassadors Mika Reyes, Cha Cruz and Gretchen Ho.“When I feel there’s a need to speak up, I never hesitate, of course I have to defend my teammates,” said Maraño. Read Next View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoWest Ham boss Pellegrini tells 2-goal Anderson: I want more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham boss Pellegrini tells 2-goal Anderson: I want moreby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini was delighted with two-goal Felipe Anderson after victory at Southampton.Pellegrini has now challenged the 25-year-old to be even better than his current form, although the manager is delighted with how the club’s record signing is performing.“He’s a different player,” Pellegrini said. “He’s a player that makes important things in every game. “I continue to think that he will continue to improve. He’s still losing too many balls; maybe he needs to understand that it’s not easy in the Premier League. “But in every game, he makes a difference, with important play.” last_img read more